A Blend weekend (ironically) meant I actually ate nothing blended.
You don’t realize how addicted you are to morning green smoothies until you don’t have it. Starting your day with carbs vs. greens feels different… not that I didn’t enjoy the spread we were treated to. It was an epically fabulous departure from my norm. 🙂
The only thing that could have made last weekend better was if my girl Jenn @ Peas and Crayons had been able to come. My What I Ate Wednesday this week is all about What I Ate at Blend. Dedicated to Jenn, since we missed her so.
Check out my eats below; then click here to see what everyone else enjoyed for WIAW.
No smoothies, but it was fruit-filled! We had mangoes, blueberries, strawberries, and the best pineapple I’ve had this season. All of that plus some almond butter made for a killer oatmeal bowl.
I couldn’t decide what to have, so I went back for round 2. Those muffins you see were homemade by the Xagave crew – the carrot muffin (let’s be honest – it was a cupcake) was out-of-this-world.
There was also a lot of tasty fuel provided by Green Mountain Coffee. I really loved the Double Black Diamond blend!
Local joint Mountain Sun was our lunch destination on Saturday. We showed up with a huge group that was ravenous from a 4 mile hike. Most restaurant staff would have run screaming from the building, but these guys were so cool. Lauren and I knew we were in love with this spot when the bartender said she LOVED giving people beer tastes. *swoon*
After finally selecting a beer (a pale ale called “Kind“), we sat down to order. Just when I thought the place couldn’t get better we found out that they have a hummus of the day (rosemary – it was delish) AND the server actually encouraged us to make modifications. Ashley and I split the special Cinco de Mayo burger and subbed the meat patty for the veggie.
The East Coast crew was still adjusting to the time zone, so we ran next door to the The Cup for double espressos. They came with the cutest mini biscottis!
Beer counts as a snack, right?
Lauren and her hubby hipped us to a great local brewery called Avery. This place was awesome – 21 beers on tap, $1 for a 4 oz taste, and a delicious menu. We came, we toured, we tasted.
See the bottom left pic? Those are sweet potato tater tots. And that dip? Super-star Heather had them blend hummus and avocado together and then topped it with hot sauce to make us an amazing dip.
We stopped in at Rio Grande to get our obligatory Mexican fill. Honestly, I wasn’t even hungry at this point… but Cinco de Mayo isn’t complete without fajitas! And margaritas.
It may be a chain, but I was impressed – the vegetarian fajitas came with an incredibly tasty grilled Portobello mushroom and grilled zucchini.
Aaaaaand… maybe some tequila shots. Disguises have been added to protect the identity of the
Gotta celebrate new tattoos. No, I didn’t get another… I won’t let the cat out of the bag as to who did. It looks good though. 🙂
I miss you, my Cinco de Blenders!!! (P.S. I can’t remember who took these group shots… please claim them and I’ll give credit!!! Sorry…)
Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
Do you eat greens in the morning? Would it throw you off to switch it up to carbs?